In a concerted effort targeting demand and supply of illicit drugs in Singapore, the Central Narcotics Bureau launched another island-wide operation from 26 November 2012 to the morning of 29 November 2012 supported by fellow Home Team agencies. A total of 88 suspected drug offenders were arrested. About 2.71 kg of heroin, 180 grams of ‘Ice’, 12 grams of Ketamine, 313 “Erimin-5” tablets and 51 “Ecstasy” tablets worth more than S$310,000 were seized in the whole operation. The arrests were made all across the island, in areas including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Dover, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Redhill, Tampines and Woodlands Checkpoint.
CNB-led Joint Strike with Police
From 26 November 2012 to the early morning hours of 27 November 2012, CNB Supervision Division (Jurong) led a joint operation with Jurong Police Division, targeting to take out drug offenders in areas including Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong and Woodlands.
A total of 12 drug offenders were arrested in the operation and a small amount of heroin and ‘Ice’ were seized. Investigations are ongoing.
2.7 kg Heroin Intercepted at Woodlands Checkpoint
On 28 November 2012, at approximately 2040hrs, with the assistance of ICA officers, CNB officers stationed at the Woodlands Checkpoint stopped a pair of Malaysian nationals riding a Malaysia-registered motorcycle for checks. Upon careful searching, CNB officers found 11 packets of granular substance believed to be heroin and two bundles containing a crystalline substance believed to be ‘Ice’ from the modified fuel tank. The granular substance believed to be heroin weighed a total of approximately 2.7kg, and the crystalline substance believed to be ‘Ice’ weighed a total of approximately 66 grams. The total estimated street value of the haul is about S$291,000. The 2.7kg of heroin seized is the second largest yet in 2012.
The two Malaysian nationals, a 33-year-old female and a 32-year-old male, are being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, they may face the death penalty.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “CNB is committed to fighting the drug scourge and stemming the flow of drugs into Singapore. Together with the other Home Team agencies, we will continue to put all drug offenders under sustained pressure – both inland and at our borders - to keep Singapore safe from illicit drug activities.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 NOVEMBER 2012
Photo 1: Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 28 November 2012
Photo 2: Heroin and ‘Ice’ seized at Woodlands Checkpoint on 28 November 2012
Photo 3: CNB officers during island-wide operations